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31 March 2021 — Trans-Arc-En-Ciel Guinée Founded, Guinea (Guinea-Conakry)

Based in Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), Trans-Arc-En-Ciel Guinée was founded on 31 March 2021 by Binette, Mimi, Christine and Rubi. It is a non-governmental, non-profit association of transgender women which campaigns for the recognition and respect of their rights, access to equitable care and economic empowerment of trans women in the Republic of Guinea. Translated from the …

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20 December 2019 — Initiative of Trans With a Mission – Uganda (ITWAM) Founded, Uganda

The Initiative of Trans with a Mission-Uganda (ITWAM) was founded by Gafidyn Rae Wesonga and a few other members of the trans community on 20 December 2019 (names withheld for safety reasons). They’re a rural, indigenous, non-hierarchical, trans-feminist, youth-led community-based organisation. Focus areas ITWAM’s primary focus areas include: ITWAM works towards advancing equity, equality, and …

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2018 — Groupe d’action Féministe Maroc (GAFM) Founded, Morocco

Groupe d’action féministe Moroc (GAFM) was founded in 2018, aspiring to work to eliminate gender expression-based violence through an intersectional and feminist self-defence method. The group is led by trans, non-binary people and is community-specific. GAFM aims to promote feminist self-defence as a means of emancipation through sharing information, establishing contact, creating actions and exchanging …

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2017 — ENVOL Association (Action Santé Trans* Bénin) Founded, Benin

Background Action Santé Trans* Bénin (ENVOL) is a human rights organisation founded in 2017 in Benin. It was officially registered in 2019. ENVOL is committed to creating an enabling environment for the health and well-being of discriminated against and marginalised trans people in order to fight for the respect of their human rights through the …

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July 2016 — Founding of East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN), East Africa

In July 2016, The East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN) was formed as a network of trans-diverse activists and organisations in East Africa working to improve the livelihoods of gender-diverse persons in East Africa. Member organisations represent 25 activist and trans community organisations across Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. EATHAN’s mission is …

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April 2016 — Synergy Trans Benin Founded, Benin

In April 2016, Synergy Trans* Benin was established as the first national trans organisation in Benin, intervening for the rights and development of trans people in the country. They are campaigning to increase the visibility of the needs and realities experienced in Black communities of French-Africa (Francophone Africa). The Executive Director for Synergy Trans* Benin …

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October 2015 — Founding of Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN),  Namibia

Jholerina  B. Timbo founded Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN) in October 2015. Jholerina is one of the trans activists who collaborated with Gabrielle Le Roux in the Proudly African portrait drawing series, which was created during the Eastern and Southern African Trans/Gender Identity Institute, in December 2008. Mission “Wings To Transcend Namibia will be a …

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August 2015 — Trans Wellness Project Founded, South Africa

Protea Psychosocial Support Project for Transgender People (PPSTP) was officially registered in August 2015. It would change its name to the Trans Wellness Project (TWP) in 2016 during its first Strategic Planning session, which included board and community members. Formed by former Gender DynamiX (GDX) staff member, Whitney Quanita Booysen, TWP works with trans and …

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2015 — Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy & Training (TREAT) Founded, Zimbabwe

Founded in 2015 by Rikki Nathanson, The Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy and Training (TREAT) was the first trans-led, and gender-diverse focussed organisation in Zimbabwe. TREAT’s mission is to inform and transform attitudes and address injustice and inequalities faced by the Trans diverse population in Zimbabwe. Background After being arrested under charges such as criminal nuisance …

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November 2014 — High Court Rules in Favour of Trans Woman in Case Against Kenya National Examination Council, Kenya

In November 2014, trans woman Audrey Mbugua won the case taken to the Kenyan High Court in March 2013 Audrey Mbugua (JR Case No. 147 of 2013) to compel the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to change the name on her high school diploma. She also sought the removal of the male sex marker on …

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29 October 2014 — Registration of the Fairy Godmother Community Project by Trans Drag Queen, Sandra Dee, South Africa

The Fairy Godmother Community Project was founded in Cape Town, South Africa by Sandra Lentoor, also known as Cape Town drag queen, Sandra Dee, and was officially registered on the 29th of October 2014. From District 6 to District Royalty We talked to Sandra Dee in December 2023 about the founding of the Fairy Godmother …

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7 October 2014 — High Court Orders Removal of Gender Marks and Recognition of Name Change on Academic Certificates, Kenya

Kenya’s High Court issued a ruling on 7 October 2014 compelling the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to issue Audrey Mbugua with a new certification with her new name and without a gender mark after she filed a case in March 2013 through the trans rights NGO, Transgender and Education Advocacy (TEA).   The Court observed …

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August 2014 — Gender Dynamix (GDX) Submit Bid to Host the 2018 WPATH Conference, South Africa

In August 2014 Gender DynamiX (GDX) and Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital’s Multidisciplinary Transgender Clinic collaborated in their efforts to submit a bid to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to host the 2018 WPATH international conference.  South Africa’s GDX was the first African organisation to become a member of WPATH in 2007.